Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Millions brace for century’s longest eclipse

The eclipse will reach its peak in India at about 6:20 a.m. local time (8:50 p.m. ET), and totality will last 6 minutes and 39 seconds at its maximum point in the Pacific. That duration record won't be surpassed until the year 2132. The last time a total eclipse lasted this long was in 1991, when an event visible from the Pacific and parts of Latin America could be seen for as long as 6 minutes and 53 seconds.


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